DILLON—March Madness has officially begun, but while fans were glued to the television watching the selection show for the NCAA’s top 64 basketball teams, maybe they should have been watching the smaller schools duke it out in the NAIA championships.
SHERIDAN—And just like that, the old Ruby Valley Hospital building in Sheridan is gone.
HELENA—Two bills before the Montana state legislature could carry significant implications for Madison County, particularly in reference to historic preservation in Virginia and Nevada cities.
SB241 – Resort Tax
ENNIS – The Madison River Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will hold its next meeting March 25 and 26 in Bozeman at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks regional office. The meetings will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting.
SHERIDAN—At its Tuesday, March 12, monthly meeting the Sheridan school board approved sending a follow-up letter to the Montana High School Association (MHSA), the state governing body for high school athletics, expressing disapproval at the lack of response they received after applying for a co-op between Twin Bridges and Sheridan football team
VIRGINIA CITY—The Madison County commissioners were busy as usual at their weekly meeting on Tuesday, March 12, covering happenings at the Twin Bridges and Ennis airports, new GIS data on the county’s roads and a livestock carcass composting site near Norris.
TWIN BRIDGES – A number of property owners came to the Twin Bridges town council meeting on Tuesday, March 12, to express their displeasure with plans to move ahead with part of a $600,000 storm water, sidewalk, curb and gutter project, scheduled to begin this summer.
THREE FORKS—Recent water samples taken in Three Forks showed that arsenic levels were more than six times the recommended federal limit in one of the four wells that feed the town’s distribution system, according to information from the Gallatin City-County Health Department.
VIRGINIA CITY—After two years of work, the Virginia City town council approved a revised version of the town’s sign ordinance at its meeting on Thursday, March 7.
ENNIS – During January, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (FWP) personnel conducted a new pronghorn antelope study in the Madison River valley.